AHU for agriculture

Ideal growing conditions in Vertical Farms 365 days a year, with Orange Climate and her partners.

Growers around the world are striving toward the best conditions for achieving ideal growth and production 365 days a year. This includes vertical solutions, as the world needs more production growth per square metre. Vertical farming is really taking off, and there are plenty of innovations, especially when it comes to lighting. Another important aspect here is the growth climate surrounding the plant. KE GrowAir and Orange Climate Verhulst have combined their expertise in this area in order to develop an ideal growth climate for vertical farming. Their product has been nominated for the Impact category of the GreenTech Innovation Awards (GreenTech fair RAI Amsterdam 11 to 13 June 2019).

Orange Climate has been supplying air handling units since the 1960s, and is the market leader in the Netherlands, trading as OC Verhulst. The company utilises its expertise to help growers, breeders and greenhouse builders achieve the indoor climate they require. Its air handling units are equipped with a wide variety of ventilation options (these could include cooling, heating, dehumidification, humidification or drying). The specific climate conditions are created in a sustainable, energy-efficient way. Some examples include heat recovery with more than 90% efficiency or active recirculation with CO2 retention. It results in stable temperatures and humidity levels that create ideal growing conditions. KE GrowAir’s air distribution systems are then used to distribute the conditioned air evenly.

Optimal growth climate for the agriculture

KE GrowAir (partner of Orange Climate) specialises in sustainable ventilation solutions for healthy indoor climates and energy savings using textile air distribution systems. Thanks to its patented discharge pattern, it achieves a uniform horizontal and vertical temperature gradient. These advantages and the expertise developed in the air distribution for the commercial construction sector are now being exploited in the horticultural sector, resulting in a more homogenous climate. It makes it easier to grow plants in closed, semi-closed and vertical systems.

Unbeatable combination

By uniting their areas of expertise, KE GrowAir and Orange Climate Agri’s solution guarantees growers the best growing conditions all year round, and frees them from local climatic and geological constraints. It’s an unbeatable combination that ensures optimal growth conditions and significantly better production 365 days a year. 

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